Investigate available scholarships

Recognizing the major investment students and families make when choosing a private college, LaGrange College works with you to provide scholarship and other financial aid. Nearly 100 percent of LaGrange students receive some combination of financial awards.

Please note: Recalculated GPA
The GPA used to determine academic scholarship eligibility is recalculated by LaGrange College based on college prep subjects earned in grades 9 through 12. Scholarships cannot be combined or stacked. Students must be admitted to and attend LaGrange College in order to receive any scholarship.

A range of merit-based scholarships are awarded based on ability and/or talent rather than financial need:

GATEWAY SCHOLARSHIP
$8,000 per year - $32,000 over four years
For entering, full-time, first-year day students only. Eligibility is determined by a combination of grade point average and test scores. Typically, recipients of the Gateway Scholarship have an SAT combined Evidence-Based Reading and Writing plus Math score of 1000 or higher (or ACT composite score of 19 or higher) and a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher. Renewable with a 2.0 or better college GPA.

HILLTOP SCHOLARSHIP
$11,000 per year - $44,000 over four years
For entering, full-time, first-year day students only. Eligibility is determined by a combination of high school reported cumulative grade point average and test scores. Typically, recipients of the Hilltop Scholarship have an SAT combined Evidence-Based Reading and Writing plus Math score of 1070 or higher (or ACT composite score of 21 or higher) and a cumulative high school GPA of 3.2 or higher. Renewable with 2.0 or better college GPA.

TOWER SCHOLARSHIP
$13,000 per year - $52,000 over four years
For entering, full-time, first-year day students only. Eligibility is determined by a combination of recalculated high school grade point average and test scores. Typically, recipients of the Tower Scholarship have an SAT combined Evidence-Based Reading and Writing plus Math score of 1140 or higher (or ACT composite score of 23 or higher) and a recalculated cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or higher. Renewable with 2.5 or better college GPA.

FOUNDERS SCHOLARSHIP
$14,000 per year - $56,000 over four years
For entering, full-time, first-year day students only. Eligibility is determined by a combination of recalculated grade point average and test scores. Typically, recipients of the Founders Scholarship have an SAT combined Evidence-Based Reading and Writing plus Math score of 1180 or higher (or ACT composite score of 24 or higher) and a recalculated high school GPA of 3.7 or higher. Renewable with 2.5 or better college GPA.

FELLOWS SCHOLARSHIP
$15,000 per year - $60,000 over four years
For entering, full-time, first-year day students only. Eligibility is determined by a combination of recalculated grade point average and test scores. Typically, recipients of the Fellows Scholarship have an SAT combined Evidence-Based Reading and Writing plus Math score of 1300 or higher (or ACT composite score of 27 or higher) and a 3.9 recalculated cumulative high school GPA or higher. Renewable with a 2.5 or better college GPA.

THE PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Full tuition, fees, room and board
Judges select recipients of this scholarship. Two Presidential Scholarships will be awarded annually, and contestants will be chosen from among the most academically gifted applicants for admission. New, first-year students admitted by January 15 who qualify for a Founders or Fellows Scholarship may be invited to compete for a Presidential Scholarship. High school seniors interested in being considered for the scholarship must apply for admission no later than January 1 of their senior year. Successful candidates will have completed a strong college preparatory curriculum and show evidence of an exceptional record of leadership or service to school, community or church. Renewable with a 3.25 or better college GPA, the Presidential Scholarship supersedes all other LaGrange College scholarships and aid.

*You must be clearly admitted to LaGrange College (with no academic conditions) and enroll in order to receive any of the scholarships listed.

The GPA used to determine academic scholarship eligibility is recalculated by LaGrange College based on college prep subjects earned in grades 9 through 12

Scholarships cannot be combined or stacked.

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The State of Georgia provides need-based and non-need-based grant assistance to residents of Georgia who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens and have established and maintained a domicile in the State of Georgia for at least 12 consecutive months:

HOPE Scholarship is a non-need-based State of Georgia scholarship awarded to Georgia residents who graduated from high school on or after June 1996 with a 3.00 grade point average in specific academic courses. A student who did not graduate from high school as a HOPE Scholar may become eligible for the HOPE Scholarship after attempting 30, 60, or 90 semester hours. The award is a $4,178 per year for full-time students ($2,089 per semester). The complete eligibility requirements and application for the HOPE Scholarship are available at www.gafutures.org.

Zell Miller Scholarship is a non-need-based State of Georgia scholarship awarded to Georgia residents who graduated from high school in 2011 and beyond who graduated as the Valedictorian or Salutatorian or had a HOPE Scholarship calculated high school GPA of a minimum of 3.7 and scored a minimum score of 1200 combined critical reading and math on a single administration of the SAT or a composite score of 26 on a single test administration of the ACT taken prior to the time of high school graduation. Zell Miller Scholarship are evaluated at the same benchmarks are HOPE Scholars, 30, 60, and 90 attempted semester hours. The award is $4,616 per year for full-time students ($2,308 per semester). The complete eligibility requirements and application for the Zell Miller Scholarship are available at www.gafutures.org.

Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant is a non-need-based State of Georgia grant awarded to Georgia residents attending a private college or university as a full-time student. The annual amount is currently $950. The complete eligibility requirements and application for the Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant are available at www.gafutures.org.

Georgia HERO (Helping Educate Reservists and their Off-spring) Scholarship is a non-need-based, State of Georgia scholarship that provides educational grant assistance to Georgia residents who are members of the Georgia National Guard and U.S. Military Reservists and served in combat zones or the children or spouses of such members of the Georgia National Guard and U.S. Military Reserves. The award is $2,000 per year for full-time students. Awards are prorated for enrollments of less than full-time. The complete eligibility requirements and application for the Georgia HERO Scholarship is available at www.gafutures.org. 

Public Safety Memorial Grant is a non-need-based, State of Georgia grant awarded to the dependent children of Georgia Public Safety Officers who were permanently disabled or killed in the line of duty. The maximum award is $18,000 per year. The complete eligibility requirements and application for the Public Safety Memorial Grant is available at www.gafutures.org.

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DEPARTMENTAL AWARDS
Amounts vary based on funding
Funded through the generosity of alumni and friends of the college, Departmental Awards have been received by students in Art, Music, Theatre and Nursing. Students who intend to major in specific areas may obtain applications for available Departmental Awards through the Office of Admissions. Students who receive an academic scholarship may not always qualify for departmental funds as well.

UMC DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS
Matching awards valued at $2,000 to $4,000
Funded by the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation. Awarded through churches that raise $1,000 per each individual member-student attending or planning to attend a United Methodist college. LaGrange College’s participation in the Triple Your Dollars program may provide an additional $1,000, for a total of $3,000 from all sources. Conferences participating in the Quadruple Your Dollars program may contribute an additional $1,000, for a potential grand total of $4,000. For application or more go to www.gbhem.org.

UMC LEADERSHIP SCHOLARS
Matching awards valued at $2,000 to $3,000
Awarded to United Methodist youth planning to enroll at a UMC-related college or university. The sponsoring church contributes $1,000 to the Higher Education Foundation and the college or university matches it.

LAGRANGE COLLEGE METHODIST SCHOLARSHIP
Awards range from $500 to $1000
Candidates must be currently enrolled or admitted students active in a United Methodist church, have financial need and a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

LAGRANGE COLLEGE METHODIST MINISTERIAL DISCOUNT
$4,000 non-need-based tuition discount
Awarded to currently enrolled or admitted students whose parent is an active, ordained minister in the United Methodist Church.